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Expressive, modern, elegant — the new Steinway & Sons Limited Edition captivates stylish lines and an extraordinary colour design.

The Limited Edition has been created in collaboration with French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the originator of myriad iconic designs, notably in furniture and interior design. Globally acclaimed projects highlight his focus on materials and his love of organic form. For the design of the Noé Limited Edition, the designer took his inspiration from the sights and ambiance of the natural world — a celebration of light and sound.


Handcrafted in the Hamburg Steinway Factory, the grand pianos, with their curved lines and sleek, dynamic silhouette, embody a sublime marriage of aesthetic and artisanal. In a departure from the classic Steinway & Sons grand piano, the rim of the Noé Limited Edition features an captivating, flowing shape. The legs are of distinctly round pair with this soft flow and the unusual lyre, made of metal, extends the beauty of the instrument.

“Designing a piano for Steinway can happen only once in your life.”-NOÉ DUCHAUFOUR-LAWRANCE




Lustrous ivory white finish is combined with exquisite figured sycamore — with its typical fine grain — to create a light, delicate, and even playful instrument. The sheen of the silver-colored cast-iron plate contrasts with the radiant chrome of the lyre and the fittings.


Deep, glowing burgundy red and red stained Indian apple come together in an instrument exuding warmth and elegance. The understated gold color of the cast-iron plate and lyre is complemented by satin brass fittings.


Stunning, glossy midnight blue paired with the subtlest blue-stain mahogany wood grain make this instrument a true eye-catcher. A discreet silver-colored cast-iron plate, the elegant lyre and dazzling chrome fittings compete its sophisticated look.


All grand pianos of the Noé Limited Edition are equipped with Spirio | r, the world’s finest high resolution player piano technology capable of live performance capture and playback. Seamlessly integrated into the instrument, this feature opens new dimensions to the experience of playing in the home, enabling recording and editing of performances, connectivity for sharing your music, and a playback quality that is precise and nuanced.


“The London” bespoke Model B Spirio|r

An artistic collaboration between Steinway & Sons and Based Upon

Watch the first dreamy glance at “The London” on YouTube here.

“We love working with the team at Based Upon. Seeing our grand piano come to life at the Based Upon Studios is pure joy, and opens the doors to a whole new level of creativity. With the addition of our Steinway & Sons SPIRIO | r technology, we feel ‘The London’ is a beautiful eye-catcher in any home.”

-Craig Terry, Managing Director, Steinway & Sons UK

“Today, ‘The London,’ our latest collaboration with Steinway & Sons, continues in this vein, with our great city becoming a muse for the revered Model B SPIRIO | r. Our purpose is to make meaningful things. Things that matter; things worth keeping.”

-Ian Abell, Co-founder, Based Upon

Steinway & Sons UK has collaborated with Based Upon, the London-based creative house of artists, designers, and adventurers, to create ‘The London,’ an artistic adaptation of the Model B SPIRIO | r. With a lightness of touch to preserve the acoustic and revered form of the Steinway & Sons grand piano, ‘The London’ draws inspiration from the city in which it dwells.

For ‘The London,’ Based Upon sought inspiration from the leaves of the London Plane tree, a species found in the city’s central locations such as The Mall, Berkeley Square, and Regent’s Park. Noting the veins of the leaf are redolent of London’s fabled streets, the Plane tree’s leaves have been cast in brass to form the piano’s music desk. On the underside of the lid, the leaf is subtly placed as though in motion, caught by the wind, while the top stick is an abstraction of a Plane tree’s branch. London’s skyline is elegantly depicted on the piano’s hinge, informed by a series of photographs taken by Based Upon as they walked the banks of the city’s River Thames.

At the heart of ‘The London’ is Steinway & Sons Model B, handcrafted in the company’s Hamburg factory and often referred to by pianists as ‘the perfect piano.’ At 6’ 11” long, it is a wonderfully balanced and versatile instrument featuring Steinway’s latest technology, SPIRIO | r – the world’s finest high-resolution player piano capable of live performance capture and playback. SPIRIO | r offers new experiences of playing music in the home, enabling recording, editing of performances, connectivity for sharing music, and playback quality that is precise and nuanced.



Steinway Piano Sale

In partnership with Restore the Music

Embrace the chance and make your dream of owning a Steinway a reality!

The eagerly awaited Steinway & Sons sale, in partnership with Restore The Music, is making its comeback from September 25th to 30th at Steinway Hall London. This extraordinary event not only adds a touch of sentiment to your acquisition of a new piano but also carries profound significance for the Restore The Music charity. By supporting this sale, you’re contributing to the charity’s mission to redefine the future for tens of thousands of underprivileged children in schools across the UK.

Don’t miss out – secure your spot for this exclusive sale here.

Soon, Steinway Hall will open its doors for the much-anticipated sale. There’s no better time to elevate your musical journey with a diverse selection of pianos, all available at significantly reduced prices while contributing essential funds toward music education across the UK.

Watch the full YouTube video here.

The Sale will be held from September 25th to 30th at Steinway Hall, London, and bookings are essential.


University of Nottingham to Royal College of Music Spiriocast

Live institution-to-institution Spiriocast featuring trailblazer Thomas Luke

To demonstrate the power and capabilities of the Steinway Spirio, the University of Nottingham linked up with The Royal College of Music for a live institution-to-institution Spiriocast featuring trailblazer Thomas Luke. The Steinway Spirio mechanisms have opened up a world of opportunities, such as masterclasses with renowned pianists around the globe, regardless of location.

Spiriocasting creates opportunities for pianists to showcase their talent and perform in global locations that might otherwise be inaccessible due to travel constraints, enabling them to reach a broader audience.

The remarkable clarity of the Spirio-to-Spirio relay is so vivid that it simulates the experience of having the performer play live in the same room.

Watch the Full YouTube video of the Spiriocast here.




Sunny Lee and Steinway Ensemble 'The Piano Brothers'

“Steinway is not only an instrument, it reflects the soul of music and makes music come alive!” – Sunny Li

Congratulations to Young Steinway Artist Sunny Li, who has now taken the step up and advanced to the esteemed title of Steinway Artist. We can’t wait to see where this new achievement will take her in her flourishing career.

We also have the honor of announcing a New Steinway Ensemble Dominic and Elwin, aka The Piano Brothers, on being a Steinway Ensemble: “The experience of sharing the stage with two Steinways is one of complete inspiration and synergy. The pianos allow us to create a limitless range of color, always encouraging the musical conversation to flow.”




GIVEAWAY! We’re teaming up with The Piano Boat to give away two sets of cruise tickets aboard The Piano Boat this summer.